Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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rhyang

rhyang - Sep 18, 2006 1:55 pm

Devil's Backbone (ascent), Ski Hut (descent)  Sucess!

Day-hiked in September 2003. Lots of haze over the LA basin.

MakeItHappen

MakeItHappen - Sep 15, 2006 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Check it oooout

See my Ski Hut Trail Route log post. Good conditioning hike.

Smith93

Smith93 - Sep 9, 2006 12:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

8000 Meter Challenge  Sucess!

The 8000 Meter Challenge is a competition sponsored by JanSport between all outdoor retail companies; for example REI, SportChalet and Adventure 16. You have to summit Mt. Baldy, San Gorgonio Mountain and San Jacinto Peak in 24 hours. This was the first of the three peaks. We all began hiking at 4:50am, I summited at 6:57am and arrived back at the cars at 8:20. Total hiking time was 3 hours and 30 minuets. It was a very beautiful day and temperatures were nice throughout the hike.

Travis_

Travis_ - Sep 7, 2006 3:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

Baldy and 3 T's + Harwood  Sucess!

Did all 5 peaks in the heat! Crazy but fun.

MelbaToast

MelbaToast - Sep 5, 2006 2:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

Bear Canyon  Sucess!

Still training for Whitney on Sept. 9. Hot day but nice route.

mdostby

mdostby - Sep 1, 2006 2:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

Another nice day on Baldy  Sucess!

Nice casual hike up the ski hut trail and down the backbone. Very warm day. Hiked with long time friend John.

MelbaToast

MelbaToast - Aug 28, 2006 4:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Under the Lift  Sucess!

Went with my friend Bill who wanted to hike up under the ski lift and do the Backbone Trail. Kinda crazy but we did it. Gorgeous day with a nice cool breeze. That first part was steep, 1300' in a mile. We're training for Whitney in a couple of weeks. Nice day.

derbilly

derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2005

SoCal HP Extravaganza  Sucess!

2nd SoCal highpoint. We took the lift to Devils Backbone. Pretty nice day. We could see the other 3 highpoints from the summit.

kngalaric

kngalaric - Aug 7, 2006 11:13 pm

Many a good time  Sucess!

I've hiked up Baldy so many times, I can't even count them all. My favorite time was when clouds covered the earth at 6000' feet. All the peaks around SoCal were identifiable, but the smog and garbage was not!

Magnificent when the views are clear, pretty good even when they aren't.

sdhager

sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 9:32 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2006

Route Climbed:Devil's Backbone  Sucess!

1st California Climb. Awesome view of ascent route from summit. Great desert views.

Smith93

Smith93 - Jul 6, 2006 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006

Ski hut trail/ Devils Backbone  Sucess!

Training hike for my upcoming Mt. Whitney trek and for the 8000 meter challenge in September. Ran into 6 REI employees from the Rancho Cucamonga store on the way up and then on the way out I met another two employees from the San Diego store. Plus me that made 9 REI employees climbing Mt. Baldy that day and they were the only people I met up there. Weird...

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jul 5, 2006 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

While visitng my brother in LA, Anette and I hiked up this one. Started out at the TH at 9:30 am, hiked up to the hut pretty slowly and rested there a while chatting with the hutkeeper. Then went across the traverse to the ridge and slowly worked our way up. Better scenery than I expected. San Antonio Falls is nice (and popular) and the manzanita patches were great. Huge pinecones everywhere. At about 9200 feet on the last bit before the summit, Annie started to experience an altitude headache so we did not linger long at the summit.

Made our way back down a lot quicker and at one point, I was looking at a lizard on the side of the trail and I misstepped. Did a nice faceplant on the trail. Sweet bruise on my arm to show for it. Always impressive! ;- ) All in all, it was a much nicer hike than I expected. Such a great place right next to 15 million people. Hope to get back down there sometime to get up Gorgonio and Jacinto.

ridgeline

ridgeline - Jul 3, 2006 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Nice and direct, up and down in a flash, great weather.

fuzzy05

fuzzy05 - Jul 1, 2006 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Great day on the backbone!  Sucess!

Hiked the Devil's Backbone trail up and down in fantastic weather. Hit the trail at 8:30am, and made the summit at 11:30am, just in time to avoid hiking up in the heat. The views on this trail are some of the best I've ever seen.

cjrandall

cjrandall - Jun 28, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006

Baldy Bowl/Devils Backbone loop  Sucess!

Great day to hike, weather was totally clear, but definitely warm. Baldy Bowl climb was sun-exposed, but summit was totally nice. Not a breath of wind on the summit, glorious day. View was awesome, 360 degrees, but a bit hazy. Stopped by for a snowball fight with my hiking buddy just below the summit at a couple small lingering late-season snowfields, just off the trail. Ran into a couple folks training for Whitney later in the summer.

Descended via Devils Backbone, Falls Road walk down from Baldy Notch was LONGGGGGGGG, felt like it would never end, temps probably 90-95 degrees....UGHHHH!

California County highpoint #18 for me!

kolbi2112

kolbi2112 - Jun 19, 2006 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Baldy - Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Great hike, great weather, but very crowded on the summit. Saw a big horn sheep on the way up.

jkowalski - Jun 19, 2006 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Great Hike  Sucess!

Awesome hike up the ski hut trail to summit. Not too hot. Just perfect weather.

tongos2 - Jun 18, 2006 4:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

north ridge/other backbone  Sucess!

great day for hiking, a bit hot. Left the sign saying "private road" for Acorn in Wrightwood at 11:40am, hiked up the paved road, up acorn trail to baldy and made it to the top of Mt. Baldy by 2:40pm, tons of peeps on summit. Returned the same way. Tough workout, 7000' elevation gain overall. I would really recommend the north backbone trail, its steep but its not crowded, very desolate and bighorn sheep sightings are common. Unlike the other routes, this one starts from the North (Wrightwood or Guffy Area).

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Jun 16, 2006 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Devils backbone w/ my son  Sucess!

My son's first summit! All though he slept most of the way. He liked climbing on the wind breaks at the top and playing with a stick he found. summits Adam 1 Dad 7

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Jun 15, 2006 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

dpsiebert  Sucess!

Beautiful day, light winds on summit

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